Q. When/Where did Shri Padam Dev born?
Ans: Shri Padam Dev was born on 26th January 1901, at village Bhamnol, Tehsil Rohru, District Shimla.
Q. What was the name of Shri Padam Dev’s father?
Ans: Shri Padam Dev’s father’s name was Shri Bali Ram.
Q. What was the education qualifications of Shri Padam Dev?
Ans: Shri Padam Dev did his primary education and after that, he joined INC.
Q. By what name, Shri Padam Dev is famous as?
Ans: He is famous as ‘KAVIRAJ”.
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Q. What is the role of Shri Padam Dev in Freedom Struggle?
- Shri Padam Dev participated in the non-cooperation movement (1920) and civil disobedience movement in 1930.
- Shri Padam Dev was the founder member of ‘Himalayan Riyasti Praja Mandal‘, and did commendable work as a Secretary, Praja Mandal.
- Shri Padam Dev was also General Secretary of ‘Himalayan Hill States Regional Council‘.
- He launched a relentless struggle against Reet‘, ‘Begar‘, ‘Untouchability, and especially discrimination against Koli.
- He also led Suket Satyagraha which was completely a nonviolent action against the Raja of the State, first of its kind in the Himalayan States.
Q. What was the political career of Shri Padam Dev?
- Shri Padam Dev was elected to Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha in 1952 on Congress ticket and became the first ‘Home Minister‘ of the State.
- In 1957, he was elected to Lok Sabha and in 1962 for Territorial Council and again to Vidhan Sabha in 1967.
- He was also a member of Cabinet in Himachal Pradesh.
- He was honoured by the State Government for his services.